Under the Lemon Moon

By School Library Journal

The story is satisfying on several levels. Justice and compassion are both served, and a way out is given to the thief, who occasions more pity than anger. Spanish words and phrases, gracefully defined in the text, add to the richness of the narrative. The primitive watercolor illustrations, long on bright color and strong line, augment the story beautifully. It could be effectively used with Alma Flor Ada’s The Gold Coin (Atheneum, 1991) to provoke discussion about how understanding can create motivation for positive change.